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Friday May 31, 2013 
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The Commons, U of M Campus



Minnesota Chapter of The American Academy of Pediatrics 

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Hot Topics in Pediatrics 2013 Conference
max of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Motivational Interviewing Mini Workshop

Facilitators: David Aughey, MD, FAAP, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota; Jamie Stang, PhD, MPH, University of MinnesotaPanelists: Pamela Gonzalez, MD, FAAP, Abound Health; Ruchi Kaushik, MD, FAAP, Mayo Clinic; Jonathan Fanburg, MD, FAAP; Maine Medical Center

Motivational Interviewing is used in a number of clinical settings, and research demonstrates statistically significant outcomes in behavior change when using MI with issues of substance abuse, mental/behavioral health, and primary health care, among others. This introductory workshop is educational as well as experiential, giving practitioners hands-on exposure to the spirit and principles of MI along with hands-on practice of some common techniques.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Compare and contract MI techniques with traditional patient education techniques for facilitating behavior change
  • Assess a patient's willingness to change using a "stages of change" framework
  • Articulate an understanding of, and practice, some of the basic techniques of MI including open-ended questions, reflective listening and the readiness to change scale

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1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Practical Approaches for Managing and Preventing Pediatric Obesity

Co-hosted by the Minnesota Pediatric Obesity Consortium

Speakers: Jonathan Fanburg, MD, FAAP, Maine Medical Center; Brandon Nathan, MD, University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital; Keith Cavanaugh, MD, FAAP, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota; Claudia Fox, MD, FAAP, University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital

This session will highlight evidence-based practices for managing and preventing pediatric obesity in the clinic as well as the community. Attendees will learn how to apply 5210 into their discussions with families and leverage AAP’s new “Next Steps” toolkit  for theme-based office visits. They will also understand how and when to screen for common co-morbidities.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Define clinical protocols for assessing, preventing, treating and referring pediatric obesity
  • Integrate evidence-based discussion tools and techniques at each office visit
  • Describe the cause and effect relationship between obesity and common co-morbidities of insulin resistance, sleep disorders and mental health disorders and recognize when screening and referrals are appropriate
  • Identify local initiatives and resources to prevent pediatric obesity

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6:00 - 9:00 p.m. - MNAAP Annual Meeting, Student/Resident Abstract Competition and Awards

Newborn Screening: What Have We Accomplished So Far, What We Could Accomplish in the Future (If They Let Us Do It)

Keynote: Piero Rinaldo, MD, PhD, Director of the Biochemical Genetics Laboratory at Mayo Clinic
Other speakers: Robert M. Jacobson, MD, FAAP, President of the Minnesota Chapter of the AAP; Pamela Shaw, MD, FAAP, AAP Board for District VI

In the past 10 years, the public-private partnership between the Minnesota Department of Health, Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota has emerged as a renowned center of excellence in newborn screening, working together with hospitals, laboratories and medical professionals statewide to identify more than 50 disorders that may be present at birth. 

However, a November 2011 ruling of the Minnesota Supreme Court has debilitated this successful program to great extent, preventing opportunities to provide newborn screening services to other states and to families of U.S. military personnel, and hindering development and clinical validation of new tests to screen for additional conditions. Destruction of residual specimens is mandated after just 71 days, and even raw data must be physically erased after 2 years.

These regrettable regulations will ultimately result in unnecessary morbidity and mortality, increased health care costs, and also a loss of revenue to the state. Learn more about what newborn screening has accomplished and how recent and proposed changes to the program have direct implications for every child born in Minnesota.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Explain what Minnesota's newborn screening program has achieved so far
  • Identify recent changes to the program and their impact on pediatric patients, families and providers
  • Discuss what changes could improve the program's effectiveness now and in the future

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (MNAAP). The American Academy of Pediatrics is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AAP designates this activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

This activity is acceptable for a maximum of 7.75 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 7.75 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

This program is accredited for 7.75 NAPNAP CE contact hours of which (TBD-Rx credit under review) contain pharmacology (Rx) content per the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Continuing Education Guidelines.


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As a convenience to pediatricians, the U of M’s Topics & Advances in Pediatrics CME course will be held all day Thursday, May 30 through noon on Friday, May 31 and will also be held at The Commons. Attend both! Details, updates and registration for that conference at